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In the event of a home fire, every second counts. As a member of the fire service, it’s important to let your community know they may have less than two minutes to get out safely once a smoke alarm sounds. Teach them to make an escape plan that shows two ways out of every room.
These free materials are yours to use to teach residents about the importance of home fire escape plans. In addition, we’re sharing information and materials that will help the public and the fire service understand the complex issue of hoarding, fire safety issues for people who live in a hoarder home, and the hazards faced by firefighters when responding to an incident at a hoarder home.
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Fire Safety: Have Two Ways Out 1:00
NEW Up in Smoke: Practice an Escape Plan 0:30
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Include these free, high-resolution photographs that show best practices for home fire escape plans in your organization’s materials. The photographs are in the public domain and are not copyrighted.
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Blocked exits due to an excessive accumulation of materials are a fire safety issue for people who live in a hoarder home. Firefighters also face significant risks when fighting fires and responding to other emergencies in this type of home.
Explore these resources to learn more about the hoarding disorder and how you can keep community residents and your fellow firefighters safe from the hazards of a hoarder home.
Hoarding and Fire: Reducing the Risk PDF 738 KB — Safety tip sheet for the public on hoarding.
Hoarding: Issues for the Fire Service PDF 930 KB — Overview on why hoarding is a safety issue for firefighters and tips for how the fire service can work with other community organizations to help deal with a hoarding problem.
The Safety Challenges of Hoarding Part 1 2:09
The Safety Challenges of Hoarding Part 2 1:58